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Louisiana  Census Notes

Louisiana is divided into parishes rather than the counties most of us are familiar with.

The Census Tables for the French Colony of Louisiana from 1699 Through 1732 are the earliest available for the state of Louisiana.  This collection of 28 censuses along with many other early Louisiana genealogy databases can be accessed by subscription. See 1600s-1800s Louisiana Settlers

Federal Louisiana census records are available to the public for census years: 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930. See 1790-1940 US Census Records at Ancestry.

Soundex code Indexes for Federal Louisiana census records are available on microfilm for the following census years: 1880,  1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930.

Inaccurate information and facts about the 1860 Louisiana census: See A situation concerning the 1860 census of East Feliciana Parish, La.

1890 Louisiana Federal Census Records were destroyed in a 1921 warehouse fire, however, the schedules for Veterans and Widows did survive and proves to be a helpful census substitute for the 1890 census year. See 1791-1890 Louisiana Census Records at Ancestry which includes this census and many other helpful Louisiana census records.

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Louisiana Vital Records

Louisiana State Registrar

& Vital Records

PO Box 629

Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0629

   Website

     Phone: (225) 342-9500

     Vital Records Fax: (504) 568-8716

     Email: _dhh-vitalweb@la.gov

Birth records less than 100 years old and death records less than 50 years old can be obtained at the Louisiana State Registrar & Vital Records.  

For birth records over 100 years old and death records over 50 years old contact: 

Louisiana State Archives

3851 Essen Lane
PO Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125

     Phone: (225) 922-2880

     Research Librarian Phone: (225) 922-0433

The Louisiana State Archives has some vital record indexes online.

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1815-1985 Historical Newspapers


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 Afro-Louisiana History & Gen.

 Confederate Pension Applications

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 New Orleans Census Records

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Louisiana

(Territory: 1805.  Statehood: 1812 )


Statewide Louisiana Census Records Online

 1791-1890 Louisiana Census Records at Ancestry

 1850 Federal Census Index and 1850 Census Images

 1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index and Images

 1850 Federal Census Slave Schedules Index and Images

 1860 Federal Census Index

 1870 Federal Census Index and 1870 Census Images

 1880 Federal Census - Search and View the images

 1880 Federal Census Search at Family Search

 1900 Federal Census Index and 1900 Census Images

 1911 Enumeration of Ex Confederate Soldiers and Widows of Deceased Soldiers

 1910 Federal Census Index

 1920 Federal Census Index

 1930 Federal Census Index at Family Search

 1940 Federal Census Index and 1940 Census Images

 Louisiana Census & Voter Lists at Ancestry

 Louisiana State Databases of Census and Genealogy Records

 

Other LA Statewide Genealogy Records Used as Census Substitutes

 War of 1812 Pensioners

 1835 Federal Pension List - Statewide

 1867-1868 Louisiana State Seminary of Learning Students & Faculty

 1868-1869 Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy

 


LA Census Records Online by Parish

Acadia Parish (formed 1886 from St. Landry)

1890 Partial Census Records of Ward 1 - North of Southern Pacific Railroad

1890 Partial Census Records of Ward 1 - South of Southern Pacific Railroad

Other Records

1890 Property Owners in Crowley

1890 Property Owners in Rayne

1890 Assessment of Non-Property Owners

1886-1997 Probate Records Index.  Surnames starting with: 
[A-C]    [D-F]    [G-I]    [J-L]    [M-O]    [P-R]    [S-V]    [W-Z]  

1930 Federal Census Index of Police Jury Ward 2

1930 Federal Census Records Transcription of Police Jury Ward 2

Other Records

1890 Property Owners in Crowley

1890 Property Owners in Rayne

 


Allen Parish (formed 1912 from Calcasieu)

Other Records

1910-1963 Graduating Classes of Oakdale High School

1918-1987 Cherry Grove Baptist Church Records

 


Ascension Parish (formed 1807 from St. James)

1810 Federal Census Images

1810 Federal Census Heads of Families

1810 Federal Census Records Transcription

1820 Federal Census Records Transcription

1830 Federal Census Records

1870 Federal Census Index - Surnames A-I

1870 Federal Census Index - Surnames J-S

1870 Federal Census Index - Surnames T-Z

1870 Federal Census Records Transcription (partial) - Use with above 1870 census indexes.

1890 Census - 5th Ward & Darrow - Extraction of African Americans

Other Records

1842 Sugar Planters & Manufacturers

Civil War Soldiers of Ascension and Assumption Parishes

 


Assumption Parish (formed 1807 - Original Parish)

1810 Federal Census Images

1810 Federal Census Records Transcription

1860 Federal Census Index and Census Transcription

1860 Federal Census Records. Pages: 
[1-20] [21-40] [41-60] [61-80] [81-100]
[101-120] [121-140] [141-160] [161-180] [181-186]

1860 Federal Census Records (partial)

1880 Federal Census - Extraction of Native Americans

Other Records

1882-1913 Doctors and Dentists Certification List

Civil War Soldiers

Civil War Soldiers of Ascension and Assumption Parishes

 


Attakapas Parish (formed 1810 - Original Parish - was discontinued.)

About Attakapas   See St. Martin

1781 Census of Religious Exiles in Opelousas, Attakapas and New Iberia

1810 Federal Census Images

 


Avoyelles Parish (formed 1807 - Original Parish - reorganized in 1873.)

1785 Census Records of Avoyelles Post

1810 Federal Census Images

1810 Federal Census Records Transcription

1820 Federal Census Records

1830 Federal Census Records Transcription - Part 1

1830 Federal Census Records Transcription - Part 2

1840 Federal Census Index to Linked Images

1840 Federal Census Images

1840 Federal Census Records Transcription

1840 Federal Census Records.  Pages: 
[273-275] [276-278] [279-281] [282-284]
[285-287] [288-289] [290-292]  

1860 Federal Census Images

Other Records

Civil War Soldiers

 


Beauregard Parish (formed 1913 from Calcasieu)

Other Records

Confederate Veteran Burials

1929 DeRidder High School Days

 


Bienville Parish (formed 1848 from Claiborne)

1850 Federal Census Index, Surnames:  A-C    C-J    J-M    M-S    S-Z

1850 Federal Census Records.  Listed by household.  Household numbers: 
[1-25] [26-50] [51-74] [75-100]
[101-125] [126-150] [181-166] [167-191]
[192-217] [218-243] [244-269] [270-295]
[296-321] [322-347] [348-373] [374-399]
[400-425] [426-451] [452-477] [478-503]
[504-529] [530-555] [556-571]  

1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

Other Records

Early Land Owners

1850-1932 Wills Index

1912-1916 Minutes of Ridge Church

 


Bossier Parish (formed 1843 from Claiborne)

1900 Federal Census of Ward 2

Other Records

1864 Tax Payers

Masonic Lodge #148Records

 

 

 

 

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